Paul McCartney - Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! [Live at the Colbert Report] (by Shur McCartney)
Your dad was in an indie band before you were and he’s written the whining ballads to prove it. He was the Picasso of lyrical metaphors who birthed life into six strings every time he seduced the music from his guitar. To call him a genius is like saying the Swiss Alps are just hills. He was so far ahead of his time that his melodic masterpieces went unappreciated, thus making him the most indie of indie bands because nobody has every heard of him. So hipsters, when you’re dry-raping the frets in hopes you can “find your sound” and make it so big that hundreds of people know who you are, remember this… Your dad can give you lessons when you’re ready to finally swallow your pride and ask.
The Joy Formidable - Killing Moon (Echo and the Bunnymen Cover) (by TheJoyFormidable)
His infamous “middle finger” photo, taken at San Quentin by rock photographer (and fellow rebel) Jim Marshall came in response to a request to pose for a shot for the warden. Years later, when Cash was in the midst of a career revival engineered by producer Rick Rubin, they ran an ad in Billboard that featured the photo and a feisty caption thanking “the Nashville music establishment and country radio for your support.
Nigerian bandleader Fela Kuti was so committed to his political beliefs that he created his own republic and declared its independence from the state. An advocate of Black Power, Kuti called his style of music Afrobeat. Rejecting his “slave” middle name, Ransome, he renamed himself Fela Anikulapo Kuti, with his middle name translating as “he who carries death in his pouch.” After releasing his 1977 album ‘Zombie,’ which called out the thuggish Nigerian military, the bandleader’s commune, the Kalakuta Republic, was attacked by a thousand soldiers. Kuti’s complex was burned, the leader and his colleagues were beaten, and Fela’s mother was thrown from a window, sustaining fatal injuries. The singer’s response was to deliver her casket to the general’s barracks in Lagos. One of his subsequent albums was called Coffin for Head of State.
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Last Thursday I took the L train to the end of the line and caught up with Unlocking the Truth, a heavy metal trio composed of three sixth graders
BRUTAL BREAKDOWN - Unlocking the Truth (by fuel10988)